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The Chileans have elected a revolution

Posted by Pete on 24th Oct 2020

Forty years ago, Salvador Allende (1908-1973) was made President of Chile. Over its short life, his government was nothing short of a renaissance for Latin America. "Salvador Allende en discurso" … read more

Patrice Lumumba: A Lost Dream in the Congo

Posted by Pete on 2nd Jul 2019

In 1960, the Congolese people, after breaking free from the Belgian Empire, elected Patrice Lumumba as their first Prime Minister. But his administration – and life – were cut short by Western governm … read more

Simón Bolívar: South America's 'El Libertador'

Posted by Pete on 24th Jul 2018

History counts Simón Bolívar - born today in 1783 - as one of its great winners. That's a fair point. Bolívar - 'South America's George Washington' - did win countless battles in his long … read more